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November 2016

Barnes & Noble Mini-Maker Faire (Torrance)

November 5, 2016 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Dell Amo Mall
Torrance, CA 90503 United States
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Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez will be at the Torrance Del Amo Mall Barnes & Noble  for their Mini-Maker Faire. It's being held Nov 5&6th across the US celebrating making, crafting, technology, and more. We will be at the Torrance Barnes & Noble Saturday Nov 5 at 4PM talking about why schools should be more like Maker Faires, a celebration of learning, and how to make that happen. We'll be signing our bestselling book, Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the…

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January 2017

Interactive webinar: Girls (and Boys) and STEM

January 12 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

FETC and Edchat Interactive are hosting a series of interactive webinars leading up to the FETC 2017 conference in Orlando (Jan 25- 27, 2017). Sylvia Martinez will be leading the conversation on January 12, 2017 (5PM PST/8PM EST). Register here for Girls (and Boys) and STEM Join us as we explore how to make sure STEM opportunities are open for all. Diversity and inclusion helps every student succeed. What assumptions are we all making that inhibit girls from pursuing and…

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FETC Featured Sessions and Workshops – Orlando

January 25 - January 27
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL United States + Google Map

Sylvia will lead two spotlight sessions and two workshops at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) << This link gives you a special discount code! W065: PBL Gets a “Make” over: Prompts, Challenges, and Assessment for Makerspaces and Maker Classrooms Wednesday 25 January 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Location: Hyatt Regency - Bayhill 27 Track: Future of EdTech Educator Learn how to design powerful hands-on project-based experiences in the classroom for your students. Explore the practical aspects of project design and…

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Florida Association of Media in Education (FAME) Breakfast Keynote

January 27 @ 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Orlando Convention Center, Orlando, FL United States + Google Map

Sylvia will provide a keynote for the FAME breakfast held at FETC in Orlando on January 27. Check the website for more details and registration.

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Educon 2.9

January 28 - January 30
Science Leadership Academy,

Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager will lead sessions at Educon 2.9, January 27-29, 2017 in Philadelphia. Educon is an innovation conference where we can come together, both in person and virtually, to discuss the future of schools. Every session will be an opportunity to discuss and debate ideas — from the very practical to the big dreams. Sessions dates and locations TBA What the E? A Modern Understanding of Engineering in STEAM Sylvia Martinez Engineering is one of the least discussed…

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February 2017

Edtechteacher Innovation Summit

February 7 - February 8
Unnamed Venue, San Diego, CA United States + Google Map

Sylvia Martinez is a featured speaker at the Edtechteacher Innovation Summit speaking on Design, Making, and PBL More information and registration here.

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Calgary City Teachers Convention

February 16 - February 17
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary, Canada + Google Map

Gary and Sylvia will lead hands-on workshops and sessions at the Calgary City Teachers' Convention in Calgary, Canada. Tentative schedule Invent To Learn - full day workshop Thursday February 16 9:00 - 15:15 (Gary Stager & Sylvia Libow Martinez) Hacking Education Panel, Thursday 13:15 - 15:15/ 2 hours ( Sylvia Libow Martinez) Wearable Computing full day workshop Friday February 17 9:00 -15:15 ( Sylvia Libow Martinez) Where Tinkering & Engineering Meet Progressive Education half day workshop Friday, February 17 9:00 - 11:45…

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Learning and the Brain Conference

February 18 - February 19
Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map

Sylvia Martinez will co-present with Paulo Blikstein, Associate Professor at Stanford University and director of the Transformative Learning Technologies Lab on "Meaningful Making: Combining Hands-on with Heads-in." The Learning & the Brain conference on "The Science of Student Learning" will explore what the learning sciences says about effective instruction and feedback. It will focus on the science and practice of Effective instructional strategies (teaching, study skills, memory, metacognition, praise, feedback), Engagement (motivation, agency, growth mindsets, self-efficacy, confidence), Expertise (deliberative practice, mastery and competency), Exploration & Play (hands-on student-centered learning, imaginative play, creative innovation),…

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March 2017

21st Century Learning Conference

March 9 - March 10
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong + Google Map

The 9th Annual 21st Century Learning Conference is an annual event where teachers, administrators, thought leaders and technology and learning experts come together in Hong Kong to learn about the future of education. Sylvia Martinez will be working hard! Leading two workshops A keynote as part of the STEAM series of keynotes A panel session with other keynotes

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National School Board Association Annual Conference (NSBA)

March 24 - March 25
Denver Convention Center, Denver, CO United States + Google Map

Sylvia and Gary will lead a half day pre-conference workshop for school board members, A School Board Member's Guide to the Maker Movement.

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